Link wrote:Already out of high school.
And I haven't even seen a science fair in 6 or 7 years. None of the schools around here hold any. I don't even know if the high school I was gonna go to before I moved still has them.
John in CR wrote:If that's a gauge of what is to come in the US, I'm so glad I got out.
docnjoj wrote:Also the key word to those "Science competitions" is "team"!
Self-reliance is a virtue, but not the most efficient one.swbluto wrote:Several of my single-handed victories beg to differ.
TylerDurden wrote:Self-reliance is a virtue, but not the most efficient one.swbluto wrote:Several of my single-handed victories beg to differ.
docnjoj wrote:"I'd get raaaaped by the teams who actually know WTF they're doing."
Hey Link! Surprise! There won't be that many teams who have someone who knows more than U do at your age level. Please don't sell yourself short. Also the key word to those "Science competitions" is "team"!
John in CR wrote:AND it was a high school entry with 2 of the top 3 places
TPA wrote:I think your typical hot plate runs on about 1000W, and the coverage area is smaller.
Another point is that a hot plate has a higher element density/area than you are using.
maybe more strips and a little more juice?
TPA wrote:12,000 mpg equivalent
aaronski wrote:I'm new to the forum and found your backpack in this thread intriguing. how hot does the battery/controller get inside the backpack?
aaronski wrote:I read to the end and thought, perhaps a hotplate and a heat spreader like baking dish might spread out the heat and last long enough to soften the plastic.
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